Ibrahim Kolawole Samuel popularly known as Naijablogger is a Nigerian Blogger, Digital Media Strategist, Magazine Editor, Speaker and Social Media Influencer with over 1.2 Million Followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Combined. He was Involved in Founding and Running a prominent Urban Blog in Nigeria (Date360) – A blog into Entertainment News around the world, gossips, Articles and all Round News and Lifestyle topics.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Samuel was born in Osun State in Nigeria and attended Air Force Comprehensive School, Ibadan where he had his Secondary School Education and then Ladoke Akintola University of Technology where he Obtained a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
In 2010 after While studying in Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Samuel Created [Date360 Blog] and promoted the blog within his school and outside by making flyers and stickers.
In 2012 while in he Started the First edition of Date360 Magazine which was distributed within Nigerian Campuses, Kwara State, Oyo State and Lagos State and sold over 20,000 copies.
In 2012 he was picked as the Most Enterprising Student (A student who displays entrepreneurial skills and it is evident from what he has done over the years) in his University LAUTECH by Dynamix All Youth Awards, Tush Awards, Scream Awards and several other Award Platforms.
He is among the Team of Speakers for BUGA Seminar (Before U Gain Admission) – a Seminar held at Air Force Comprehensive School, Ibadan where Speakers (who are all ex-students of AFCS) from various fields are brought together to discuss with students and share their experiences. It is hoped that this will aid them in choosing a course of study in the University or deciding on a future career path.
(Photos: Samuel Date360 – Naijablogger – Speaking at B.U.G.A Seminar – 2017)
Samuel Worked as an I.T (Information Technology) Staff at DHL Express Head Office in Lagos, Nigeria (2013-2015) where he was in charge of Resolving Staff Issues on networking, hardware, software and the Internet alongside other I.T Staffs
Naijablogger – Discussant At The New Media Forum – Role of New Media in Nation Building
Samuel Naijablogger With Dr. Mike Omotosho (National Chairman of Labour Party Nigeria, Flag Bearer in Kwara State 2015 Gubernatorial Elections and Governor Emeritus of Rotary International, District 9125.
Founding Member of the Digital Media Practitioners of Nigeria – DMPN
.. At The Google for Publishers West Africa Edition
Facilitator at the DMPN Training Lecturing on how to monetize Blogs via “Adsense and it’s alternatives”
Speaking at Digital Media Practitioners of Nigeria Training on The Topic ‘Google Adsense and it’s Alternatives’ – Helping You to Monetize Your Time online.
Samuel Naijablogger at the Creative Nigeria Summit 2018
In August 2016, He Became Verified by Twitter
In 2014 he was listed among the Top 100 Nigerian Influencers on Twitter. – Click to See Full List
Awards and Nominations
Most Enterprising Student – 2011 Tush Awards (Nominated)
Best Use of Blog – 2011 Tush Awards (Nominated)
Best Online Magazine/News Blog – 2011 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Nominated)
Best Designed Blog – 2012 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Won)
Best Entertainment Blog – 2012 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Nominated)
Most Enterprising Student – 2012 Tush Awards – (Lautech Won)
Entertainment Outfit of the Year – 2012 Tush Awards – (Nominated)
Most Enterprising Student – 2012 Dynamix Awards (Nominated)
Best Collaborative Blog – 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Nominated)
Best Designed Blog – 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Nominated)
Best Entertainment Blog – 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Nominated)
Best Student Blog – 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Won)
Nigerian Blog of The Year – 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards [NBA] – (Nominated)
Most Enterprising Student – 2013 Tush Awards – (Lautech – Won)
Youth Favorite Blog – 2014 Scream Awards – (Nominated)
Youth Favorite Blog – 2015 Scream Awards
Entertainment Blog of the Year – 2016 Scream Awards – (Nominated)